Welcome to the art of Betsy Jones
Betsy passed away on 21 May 2020 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. On these pages are photos of some of the many works she produced during over 50 years as a professional artist. See her obituary below.
"Rancho Sisquoc Vineyards"
Betsy has been painting for over 50 years. She has resided on California's Central Coast for the past 30 years where she paints landscapes and seascapes of this most beautiful of regions. She is well-known for her paintings of the Central Coast vineyards, having lived her childhood in the Napa Valley among the vineyards.
The California Central Coast wine region is growing explosively. We invite you to visit the area, enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, the fine wines and Betsy's art.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Jones
August 15, 1942 - May 21, 2020
Betsy Jones, 77, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Goodyear, Arizona a place she had made her home with her husband Ed for the past five years after moving there from Santa Maria, California. Betsy was born on August 15, 1942 in Napa, California to William and Muriel (Gaffney) Walker.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we bid farewell and Godspeed to Betsy Jones. Betsy will be remembered as a loving and loyal Air Force wife, devoted mother, and fierce friend who endured long separations when Ed was deployed to Southeast Asia. She handled these separations with grace, strength, and elegance. She was a consummate entertainer and had a glow in her spirit that drew people to her.
While Betsys family and friends were her loves, she also had a lifelong passion for the arts. She had a special fondness for southwestern art and pottery. Betsy herself was a prolific landscape artist whose subject matter was drawn from the areas where she and Ed were living. She filled her days of separation with painting and entertaining.
In North Dakota, she painted old barns and prairie scenes. In Santa Maria, California, she became known as "The Vineyard Artist" painting the beautiful vineyards of the Central California coast. She also loved to paint scenes of the coast with Morro Bay and Monterey being two of her favorite subjects. Ed and Betsy spent many days driving around the countryside to photograph new subjects which Betsy would transform into works of art which Ed would frame. Upon arriving in Arizona, Betsy was fascinated with the play of light on the desert. This was reflected in the paintings she did here. Her art made you want to take a walk in the scenes she captured. Her clients became her friends and extended family because she felt that art was a very personal thing. She loved the people that loved her art and they loved her back.
Betsy is survived by Ed, her husband of 56 years; sons Mark (Pamela) and Steven (Malissa) and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Betsy on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10:30am at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Avondale, Arizona. Burial is at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Cave Creek, Arizona. In lieu of flowers donations made be made in Betsy's name to Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, The Alzheimer's Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
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